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On May 15 and 16, 2008 in Ljubljana International Franchising Conference „FRANCHISING: GROWTH AND REPLICATION OF SUCCESS - Innovative practices in the Central and SE Europe" will be held in organization of International Center for Promotion of Enterprises& Slovenian Franchise Association / Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia. The conference will try to answer on questions such as: What are the common features and differences in franchising in Central and SE Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia?
Local and international franchisors, would-be franchisors, would-be franchisees and existing franchisees, policy makers in the related fields of commerce, trade and finance, SME and franchise specialists, CEOs, network managers, general audience interested in franchising and media representatives should attend. The participation fee for the entire conference will be 120 €. It will cover the cost of the conference material as well as coffees.
More information at info@fransiza.hr

Seminar "Franchising A to Z"
On April 4, 2008 from 10 to 18 in The Franchise Center of the Center for Entrepreneurship seminar "Franchising A to Z" will be held. During the seminar all aspects of the franchising will be covered - from the franchisor standpoint and from the franchisee standpoint. Ms. Margareta Krivić, lawyer from Osijek will talk about legal frame of the franchising in Croatia. During the seminar numerous franchising offers will be presented and several guests (franchisors and franchisees) will talk abou their experiences in the franchising business.
You can see seminar brochure here and for all other questions and application please contact info@fransiza.hr or +385(31)283623.

Seminar "Franchising A to Z"
One November 28 from 10 to 18 in The Franchise Center of the Center for Entrepreneurship seminar "Franchising A to Z" will be held. During the seminar all aspects of the franchising will be covered - from the franchisor standpoint and from the franchisee standpoint. Ms. Margareta Krivić, lawyer from Osijek will talk about legal frame of the franchising in Croatia. During the seminar numerous franchising offers will be presented and several guests (franchisors and franchisees) will talk abou their experiences in the franchising business. You can see seminar brochure here and for all other questions and application please contact info@fransiza.hr or +385(31)283623.

Franchising Open day in The Center for Entrepreneurship Osijek
On November 20, 2007 in The Franchise Center of the Center for Entrepreneurship Franchising Open day will be held. Main reason for this event is presentation of the franchise offers from 4. International Franchise Forum held in Zagreb (November 9-10, 2007) and DAK Expo Franshicing fari which will be held in Budapest (November 15-17, 2007). After presenting franchise offers, franchise consultants will be answering questions about franchising. Application for coming to Franchising Open day can be sent on info@fransiza.hr or on phone/fax: +385(31)283623

4th International franchising forum in Zagreb
On November 9 and 10, 2007 in Hotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb 4th International franchising forum will be held. As part of the Forum different franchising offers of the systems interested for Croatian and regional market will be presented. Round table on topis "Challenges for building franchise business in Croatia and region" will be also part of the Forum. On the first day of Forum (November 9, 2007) conference for franchisors will be held and on second day of Forum (November 10, 2007) conference for franchisees will be held. Entrance for to the franchise exhibition is free. Application for the conference as well as more information about forum you can get at www.fip.com.hr.

Competition for scholarship for seminar "Franchising A to Z"
Traditionally The Franchise Center of the Center for Entrepreneurship is awarding two scholarships for attending the seminar "Franchising A to Z" which will be in Osijek on November 28, 2007. Interested in getting the scholarship should send their CV's and motivation essay in which they should explain their interest in attending the seminar about franchising. Unemployed persons and student have advantage in receiving the scholarship. Dead-line for application for the seminar is November 24, 2007. Results of the competition will be published on www.fransiza.hr. Your application can be send on info@fransiza.hr.

Ticket Com
Ticket Com is French franchisor which started franchise system which uses new type of local companies advertising – on the back side of the receipt. Company exists for seven years and has its franchisors in France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy. The basic business is the advertising on the backside of receipt (in supermarkets or warehouses). The idea is that the franchisee gets an agreement with supermarkets that they will only use receipt rolls from Ticket Com (they won't have to pay anything for that) and in the following ad-agreements with the local business (shoe store, book store, etc.) or recreational establishments (e.g. Bowling center, swim arena, copy shop, theatre....). Company is currently looking for master franchisee in Croatia. More information are available at
info@fransiza.hr.

First San Francisco Coffee House franchisee
In Split on December 15, first San Francisco Coffee House franchise will be open. Split location is situated in the old city and has around 200 square meters. With this San Francisco Coffee House had after one and half year of succesfull business in Osijek expanded its business in the other part of Croatia. For additional information about SFCH franchise please contact info@fransiza.hr.

Successful realization of series of franchising seminars in Croatia
On Monday February 12, 2007 in Samobor seminar about franchising was held. This concluded a series of 10 seminars about franchising in whole Croatia which were financed by Poduzetna Hrvatska, an USAID project in Croatia. Seminars were held by consultants from The Franchise Center of the Center for Entrepreneurship in Osijek and in organization of local institution for entrepreneurship stimulation. During last four months seminars were held in Virovitica, Pakrac, Vukovar, Osijek, Šibenik, Slavonski Brod, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Samobor and Split. More than 150 people interested in becoming either franchisors or franchisees attended the seminars. Next seminar about franchising will be held in Osijek in June 2007. All applications for attending the seminar can be sent to info@fransiza.hr.

Roundtable about franchising advantages and disadvantages in BIOS (Entrepreneurial Incubator)
On Thursday February 15, 2007 in Entrepreneurial Incubator BIOS in Osijek roundtable about franchising advantages and disadvantages was held to the companies working in BIOS. Besides Ms. Mirela Alpeza manager of The Franchise Center in Osijek and Mr. Ivica Ivačić, double franchisee of Redac (toner renoval) and IQS – I quit smoking; several companies who are working in BIOS attended roundtable.

Franchising seminar in Croatian cities
Thanks to financing received from USAID project "Poduzetna Hrvatska", organization and local support from Centers for Entrepreneurship from all over Croatia and competence and experience of The Franchise Center of Center for Entrepreneurship in Osijek - seminars about franchising are being held in all bigger cities in Croatia. Untill now seminars in Zagreb, Virovitica, Osijek, Rijeka, Slavonski Brod, Pakrac and Split are already organized and held. In November and December seminars in Šibenik (November 30), Čakovec (December 6), Bjelovae (December 7) and Varaždin (December 19) will be held. In the beginning of the next year seminars in Samobor, Vinkovci and Dubrovnik are planned to be be held. Your applications for the seminar can be sent to info@fransiza.hr.

Franchise Fair in Budapest
From November 9-11 in Budapest Franchise Fair - III Hungarian Buybrand Show and International Franchise Expo was held. During fair numerous franchise offers from all over the world were presented. Most of the franchisors represented on fair are interested to enter Croatian market. Some information about most interesting franchise offers presented on fair can be found here.

Seminar “Franchising A to Z”
In the Franchise Center of the Entrepreneurship Center Osijek on June 12, 2007 another seminar “Franchise A to Z” was held. Attendees at the seminar, who came from all over the Croatia and from surrounding Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia got basic information about franchising. Mr. Ivica Ivačić (double franchisee for Redac Point and IQS), Ms. Nancy Lamza (master franchise for Spanish Caribu) and Ms. Tanja Škaro (franchising manager for San Francisco Coffee House) presented attendees their experience in franchising. Questions about legal side of franchising in Croatia and about franchise contract were answered by lawyer Ms. Margareta Krivić. During seminar numerous franchise offers were presented, all present on Croatian market. Next seminar “Franchising A to Z” will be held in Osijek in November 2007. In the meantime, you can get all information about franchising in Croatia at info@fransiza.hr.

Next seminar "Franchising A to Z"
On Saturday November 4, 2006 in The Franchise Center of The Center for Entrepreneurship in Osijek seminar "Franchising A to Z" will be held during which main aspects about franchising from the standpoint of franchisors and franchisees will be covered. During seminar different franchising offers will be presented, and franchisors and franchisees will talk about their franchising experience. Seminar is co-financed by USAID project "POduzetna Hrvatska" and price is 300 HRK.

BergHOFF
Belgian company BergHOFF – one of the leading world brands in area of innovative high quality products for household and catering is looking for partners – franchises in cities around Croatia. There are two kinds of franchise: BergHOFF Boutique and BergHOFF Corner. More about this successful franchise concept can be read here.

Visit of Ilan Alon Ph. D., American consultant for franchise
From September 5 to 15, 2006 Ilan Alon Ph.D. professor from Rollins College, Florida USA and consultant with international experience in area of franchising visited Croatia. His host was The Franchise Center of The Center for Entrepreneurship in Osijek. Main mission of dr. Alon was to help in further profesionalization of services provided by The Franchise Center to all interested in becoming either franchisors or franchisees. More

Article published in Glas Slavonije
In Glas Slavonije (local newspaper from Osijek) on September 30, 2006 article about visit of dr. Alon was published. Article summarized all workshops and results of the visit of  this American expert for franchising and also informs about further plans and activities of The Franchise Center of The Center for Entrepreneurship in Osijek. Translation of published article can be found here.

Workshop for consultants in franchising
The Franchise Center Osijek, part of Center for Entrepreneurship Osijek, in cooperation with USAID project "Poduzetna Hrvatska" is organising a workshop "How to project a franchise system". Goal of the workshop is to educate consultants in field of franchising. Workshop will be held in Osijek from September 6 to September 8, 2006 and will be conducted by prof. Ilan Alon, American consultant for franchising and consultants from the Franchise Center in Osijek.

Franchise Expo in Paris
From March 17 to March 21, 2006 the biggest franchise fair in Europe - Franchise Expo was held in Paris. Representatives of Center for franchising Osijek visited fair and collected interesting franchising offers. Detailed information about franchising offers presented on Paris franchise fair can be found here
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In a special enclosure of Osječki dom - "Entrepreneur" in February, article entitled "Franchise- the business model sold also by Croatian companies" was published. Article brings several examples of Croatian entrepreneurs who have decided to become franchisees or franchisors. Entire article can be read here (pdf format, 147KB).

The Franchise Fair in Budapest, Hungary
The franchise fair "BUY BRAND" in Budapest took place on September 28-30th, 2005 with approximately 30 exhibitors, many of them  interested in entering Croatian market as well.
Detailed information and exhibitor's prospectus can be found in The Franchise Center in Osijek Croatia. Detailed report from the fair can be read here.

 

 

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